I am interested in the mechanisms that drive the remodelling of the nucleus through the cell cycle, and their origins in the cell cycle machinery of the archaeal ancestors of eukaryotes. I study nuclear remodelling using the model fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. In parallel, I have helped to develop a live-imaging platform for a thermophilic archaeal model species, Sulfolobus, that has a eukaryote-like phasic cell cycle - little is known about the cell biology of extant archaeal lineages.
I received my PhD from Stanford University’s Department of Chemical and Systems Biology in 2015, where I worked with Tobias Meyer on the evolution of human gene regulatory modules. Before moving to California, I worked with Satyajit Mayor and Mukund Thattai at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India, on genome-scale screens for endocytosis in Drosophila.